School Director: Brandi Crawford-Lavoie
Hi! Thank you for taking time to visit our website! I am so happy you are considering First Congregational Preschool for your child's early education.
I have been working in early education for more than 25 years; and I am passionate about quality, hands-on, play-based learning. I received my AAS degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Jefferson and my BS in Early Education Leadership from Rasmussen College. I have had the privilege to teach children birth through school age, as well as serve as a director for the last 16 years in the Orlando area.
I am excited to be a part of a school with a rich history in Winter Park and a commitment to serving children and their families. I am here to answer any questions you may have and would love the opportunity to personally show you our school.
I hope to have the opportunity to meet you and your family soon.
Our team of dedicated teachers love teaching young children and have a heart for play-based learning. Each teacher goes through an extensive level 5 background check (re-checked every 5 years), is First Aid/ CPR certified, and has completed the DCF required 45 hours of early childhood education training. We all continue to learn through ongoing training and education, acquiring a minimum of 10 hours per school year. Our lead teachers have their Child Development Credential and/ or degree.
Our team serving lunch at our annual Thanksgiving Feast in November 2022.